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Mealy Auctioneers yesterday sold a copy of the 1916 Proclamation which they claim was in the possession of my grandfather Dr. James Ryan, a member of the GPO garrison. This provenance is based on a letter from a nephew of … Continue reading

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Below are the sources of the items cited by James Ryan of Flyleaf Press during his presentation at Who Do You Think You Are Live, Birmingham, UK on 9th April 2016. The title of the paper was ‘Strange and Unusual … Continue reading

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This document lists the tenants on 57 holdings on the estates of Hon. Francis A. Prittie during March and May 1826. It lists 71 names as several are in joint tenancies. It indicates the townland, rent and arrears for each. … Continue reading

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The following list is of 26 persons who purchased flax seed from the Monteagle estate in the Shanagolden area of county Limerick in 1808. It is from the correspondence of Stephen Edward Rice and the original is in the National … Continue reading

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Tenants on the Colclough estate in Curraduff (probably Coorduff) and Ballycreen in the parish of St Mary’s Newtownbarry. Note there are two other townlands called Curraduff in surrounding Civil Parishes. Given the mention of Clonyburn and Ballycreen in the same … Continue reading

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The list of small farmers below is derived from 2 documents in Ms. 8344 in the National Library of Ireland, entitled “Rent ledger of lands in Co. Tipperary the property of the Maunsell (?) family, 1848”. Despite the title, the … Continue reading

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Our new publication ‘Guide to Finding your Ancestors in Kerry’ by Kay Caball will be formally launched by Jimmy Deenihan T.D., Minister for Diaspora Affairs, on Monday Sept 7th at 2.30pm in the Library Headquarters, Tralee, Co. Kerry. All are … Continue reading

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Below are 4 list of labourers employed on the Vigors Estate at Burgage, near Leighlin Bridge, Co. Carlow in 1793/94. The 111 names are on four separate lists all apparently written by the same farm manager or foreman (based on … Continue reading

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Thanks to all of those who participated in our survey of family history practices. We had 553 responses and a lot of useful information, which we will analyse and use. As promised, we randomly drew 3 winners from the list … Continue reading

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